Activism and Social Justice
The Pittsburgh Freethought Community is dedicated to working on issues related to social justice and activism. We believe secularism is for everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality, or sexual orientation. The PFC is an inclusive community that works to build and inclusive world. We operate with a humanist worldview; emphasizing the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and promoting rationalism over acceptance of dogma or superstition.
Women’s March 2020
Women from across the country are gathering on January 18th, 2020for this year's Women's March in Washington D.C. There will be activities and talks on ending violence, reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, environmental justice, and more! We are excited to be able to offer 5 travel grants to this year's march. These will given on a first come first served basis. This includes a round-trip bus ticket from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. and back.
If you are interested in being part of the PFC group that attends this year's march, please fill out the form below. All supported members are asked to be part of a community discussion afterward to bring back what was learned.
Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit
The primary mission of the group is to "bring together organizations and individuals to do the collective work to dismantle the systems of oppression that impact the basic needs of black and brown people worldwide, and at the same time harms everyone regardless of social identity or socioeconomic status."
Sign up to attend the summit here.
How can I volunteer?
Organizers are seeking volunteers for a few different roles: registration, set-up, clean-up, room monitors, etc. If you are interested in any of these roles please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are asking that people submit public comments on USCIS proposed fee hikes, which would exclude poor immigrants from getting legal status - https://www.aila.org/advo-media/tools/advocacy-action-center#/69. The deadline to submit a comment is December 30th.
Per our bylaws, the PFC Activism and Social Justice Committee is responsible for organizing PFC efforts and events that fall within the umbrella of “activism” as opposed to educational or social. Activism may require in-person participation at a specific time and place, or the encouragement of PFC members and stakeholders to take independent actions such as contacting a government official. These efforts and events may include participation with other groups’ organized events or at events wholly conducted by PFC. The Chair may appoint any number of Organizers to manage specific one-time or recurring events such as a specific Meetup or FB event.